Anadolu El Sanatlarını Yaşatma ve Geliştirme Derneği


Contact: +90 212 552 97 32
Postal address: Yıldırım Beyazıt Cad. Türkbeyi Sk. No :4/A Yenibosna-Bahçelievler Istanbul
Geographic Coverage of NGO’s expertise: Türkiye


Year of creation: 2010

Safeguarding measures:

- identification, documentation, research (including inventory-making)
- preservation, protection
- promotion, enhancement
- transmission, (non-)formal education
- revitalization

Main areas of work related to the Convention:

a) The association carries out various projects for the protection of intangible cultural heritage. It maintains and develops mutual interactions and cultural dialogue with national and international institutions and traditional arts communities. Academicians, experts and legal persons serve in the advisory committees. b) ANELSANDER binds masters and craftspeople who still engage with traditional arts by creating associations, and trying to develop their vocational training, social solidarity and helping spirit. To this end, he initiated the «Masters Camp» Project and continues this in different cities and strengthens the shares.


The purpose of our organization is to safeguard the intangible cultural heritage of Turkish traditional arts, which are known to live in Anatolia and are about to be forgotten, and to bring various arts and crafts to light, to keep them alive and to transmit them to future generations. At the same time, we are working to make and get all kinds of work, projects and projects required in national and international platforms to improve the arts.


ANELSANDER works in close collaboration with the Culture and Tourism Ministry od Turkish Republic, of the traditional arts section of the national university as their units, municipalities, museums (national and international), artisans and craftsmen with the students studying in the field of art schools, documentary programs that support handicrafts, media channels, etc., and relevant communities. International Projects are designed and carried out with the initiative of the local government, academic and art institutions with which the Association cooperates.